Sun is Leaner, Greener & Cleaner

Although it doesn't grab many headlines, Sun's "Eco Innovation" initiative is working hard to provide environmentally friendly solutions by reducing power usage and taking advantage of recyclable packaging materials.

There are a number of different facets to our ecological strategy. You can minimize space, power and cooling requirements with our modular blade servers or take advantage of the power efficient CoolThreads product range.

Alternatively, reduce the power footprint of your desktops with a Sun Ray solution (about 4 watts for a Sun Ray 2 versus 80+ watts for a typical desktop PC). Verizon Wireless managed to reduce their total energy usage at their facilities by 30% by using Sun Ray thin clients - and they're not alone. That's an attractive cost saving, as well as a sound ecological move!

I remember visiting a customer site where they had an immense machine room full of iron, most of it many years old - sucking down the amps like I suck down a mojito! Not only that, but their increasing processing needs meant that they were considering knocking down the wall and expanding their datacentre into the adjoining room! Naturally, they were keen to hear more about how they can take advantage of the high end enterprise servers or our virtualization offerings to consolidate their legacy machines and increase data processing throughput.

With the steady rise of power costs and an increasing awareness for environmental impact, I can't think of a better time to see how Sun can help your business both save money and boast a higher standard of environmental care!

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Jimmo has been at Sun since 1994 and is currently a director within the software organization. This blog is infrequently updated with his thoughts, ramblings and observations. Enjoy!

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